Chronic Back Pain Specialist Summit NJ

Basically we broke new ground in investigating a method that a lot of people have been using for thousands of years to see if it works for an average person with chronic back pain.

Bessie Sullivan, MD
(908) 753-1133
35-37 Progress
Edison, NJ
Business
The Arthritis Allergy & Immunology Ctr
Specialties
Rheumatology

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Hendricks H Whitman III, MD
(908) 769-0100
120 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: St Barnabas Med Ctr, Livingston, Nj; Overlook Hospital, Summit, Nj; Morristown Mem-Mt Kemble Div, Morristown, Nj
Group Practice: Summitt Medical Group

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William James Mesnard
(973) 375-2545
116 Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Andrew Bruce Weinberger, MD
(973) 921-0921
233 Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1970

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Eric S Lieberman
(908) 273-4300
1 Diamond Hill Rd
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Jeanne Pare, MD
(973) 989-0500
600 Mt Pleasant Ave
Dover, NJ
Business
Allergy, Asthma & Arthritis Assoc
Specialties
Rheumatology

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Lee Dana Kaufman, MD
(973) 322-7400
450 Wyoming Ave
Millburn, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Roma-La Sapienza, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Roma, Italy
Graduation Year: 1977

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Andrew Weinberger
(973) 921-0921
233 Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Girolamo Giovanni Cuppari
(908) 272-5750
530 Washington Ave
Kenilworth, NJ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Henricks H Whitman
(908) 273-4300
1 Diamond Hill Rd
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Chronic Back Pain

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Pain and anger seem to go hand in hand. Clinical research has shown that chronic low-back pain sufferers tend to have high levels of anger and that anger exacerbates the experience of pain. Now an innovative pilot study shows that loving-kindness meditation—a Buddhist technique for fostering love and transforming anger into compassion—can help reverse the cycle.

“Basically we broke new ground in investigating a method that a lot of people have been using for thousands of years to see if it works for an average person with chronic back pain,” says Jim Carson, PhD, of the Duke University Medical Center and the study’s lead author.

The study tested an eight-week loving-kindness program for chronic low-back pain patients, who were randomly assigned to conventional care or the meditation intervention. The patients who used loving-kindness techniques showed significant improvements in their pain and psychological distress levels that correlated to the time spent practicing the meditation on any given day.

“I was somewhat surprised by how people, once they started using the methods, reported changes in their life and relationships,” Carson says. Who knows, showing a little bit of kindness and compassion may be the ultimate form of pain relief.

Elizabeth Marglin

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